Feds reject CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate
CDK Global's planned acquisition of Auto/Mate, a smaller provider of dealership management systems, has been blocked by the Federal Trade Commission.
With latest Navigator, Lincoln shifts the mundane out of this world
The Lincoln Navigator has been one of Ford's most successful launches in recent memory because of exquisite attention to detail.
Toyota temporarily suspends U.S. public AV testing after Uber fatality
Toyota said it was temporarily suspending public road testing of its autonomous driving technology after a self-driving Uber test car killed an Arizona pedestrian.
Daughter's digital digging helps mom make a deal
When Automotive News editor Sharon Silke Carty's mom in New Jersey sought help buying a car, she went online to see what she could do from Michigan.
Group 1's launch of older used-car brand to eat into Q1 earnings
Group 1 Automotive expects weak first-quarter earnings after launching a branded line of high-mileage used vehicles and spending more on service personnel.
Automakers get mixed grades on Takata recalls at Senate hearing
Automakers are doing a better job repairing vehicles with open recalls for defective Takata airbag inflators after slow initial responses, an independent monitor told...
Nissan promotes U.S. execs Parker, Wheeler
Nissan North American has elevated several of its top sales executives, including Infiniti chief Randy Parker and Nissan brand sales executive Judy Wheeler, to new posts.
Reinvigorated Mitsubishi goes big in new Eclipse Cross campaign
Mitsubishi has returned to network TV in its biggest marketing push in over a decade -- one that features the 2018 Eclipse Cross and underscores the brand's renewed...
BMW searched by German prosecutors over suspected defeat devices
German prosecutors searched BMW premises at the automaker's Munich headquarters and in Austria, investigating suspected defeat devices capable of manipulating diesel exhaust...
VW headquarters searched by prosecutors in CO2 emissions case
VW's global headquarters were searched by German prosecutors on suspicions that the automaker understated CO2 emissions on more cars than it had publicly admitted.
Ford pursues deal to buy, redevelop Detroit's Michigan Central Station, report says
Ford is in discussions to purchase the dilapidated Michigan Central Station just outside of downtown Detroit, sources told Crain's Detroit Business, an affiliate of...
Volkswagen will use electric I.D. R for a run up Pikes Peak
Volkswagen plans to show off its electric powertrain tech by taking a run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
U.S. outlines hurdles for tariff exclusions
Companies seeking exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump must apply separately for each unique steel or aluminum product, according...
Volkswagen to build new 5-seat Atlas in Chattanooga next year
Volkswagen plans to invest $340 million to bring a third vehicle to its assembly plant in Chattanooga -- a five-seat version of its large Atlas crossover.
Former GM, Microsoft CFO named senior White House policy official
Former General Motors and Microsoft CFO Christopher Liddell was named White House deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.
Ford aims to rebuild trust with China partners as sales slip
After 20-odd years of "marriage" in China, Ford is preparing a product blitz and campaign to localize management to maintain and build trust with partners Changan Auto and...
For Toyota, it's always time to panic
Why all the crisis talk at Toyota? Akio Toyoda and his team seem to like it that way.
Mexico auto sector down but still kicking
Trump's rhetoric and policies have put a dent in Mexico's auto industry over the last year, but the damage is far less than what some economic analysts on both sides of the...
What will next Defender look like?
A Land Rover designer says he wishes the new Defender would have bowed at the same time as Mercedes' G class.
GM looks for an encore from Brycz
The new head of global human resources will serve a critical role at an organization that's trying to balance its industrial heft and heritage with a Silicon Valley-style...
Texting repair info boosts sales, satisfaction
Audi of Wallingford in Connecticut uses a Web-based application that allows its service advisers to text repair updates, videos and files to customers, increasing sales and...
Magna Steyr will build BMW, Toyota sports cars
Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources said.
UAW vs. Tesla: It's on
UAW complaints, combined with production problems, could make it easier for the union to organize Tesla plants, experts say.
Auto veteran Jim O'Sullivan joins AI firm's board
Jim O'Sullivan, the retired CEO of Mazda North American Operations, has been named a board member of LotLinx, a digital marketing company.
Ford’s aggressive product plan bears Hackett’s stamp
Jim Hackett is plotting a course for Ford Motor built around the ideas that trucks are what Ford does best, and trucks are what consumers want most.
Mercedes readying subscription program for U.S.
Britta Seeger, Mercedes-Benz's global sales chief, says dealers are cool with the subscription service it is launching in Germany and plans to bring it to the U.S.
Chassis Brakes reclaims its roots
Chassis Brakes, barred from the U.S. market by contract for three years, is now making up for lost time.
Geneva show stoppers
You've read about the splashy debuts at the big Swiss auto show this month, but here are seven intriguing vehicles that may have escaped your attention.
Kiekert readies smarter latches for autonomous driving
German supplier Kiekert believes autonomous vehicles will need smarter doors.
Japan group's goal: 'Hydrogen society'
Japanese automakers and energy companies have united in a consortium to jump-start construction of a hydrogen refueling network across Japan.